09/12/2021 09:28 AM | Click to read full article
A massive, odd planet was just discovered orbiting around two bright stars in the southern sky. It's so weird that it's challenging scientists' ideas about how planets form and evolve.
b Centauri is a double star system that lies 325 light-years away from Earth. The newly-discovered gas giant planet is 11 times as massive as Jupiter, with a vast orbit that's 100 times wider than that of Jupiter's and strangely, it most likely formed there.